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INTRO TO TRENDING DIETS

Every year new diets come in and out of trends. Everyone is always looking for the next best strategy to stay in shape and improve their own quality of life. Explained below are three popular diets that have received results and a lot of attention over the years. 1. The Keto Diet The ketogenic diet revolves around consuming no carbs and consuming high- fat and high-protein foods. By cutting out carbs you are putting your body into a metabolic state known as ketosis. By going into ketosis, your body will start to use fat for energy instead of carbs, allowing the body to rapidly lose weight. The keto diet has been proven to be very effective for the short-term when it comes to weight loss. Some foods you can consume on the keto diet are most seafoods, eggs, yogurt, cheese, avocados and various meats and protein, being the staple meal in a keto diet. 2. The Paleo Diet The paleo diet focuses on consuming foods that we would’ve been eating over 2.5 million years ago. The paleo diet avoids foods that are mass-farmed, drastically changing the way we all eat. The paleo diet avoids grains, wheat and oats, legumes and beans, refined sugar, salt and highly processed foods. While on the paleo diet you should be

consuming a plethora of fruits, nuts and vegetables. When eating meat it is best to focus on lean meats, especially grass-fed animals and fish. This kind of diet can help with weight loss, glucose tolerance, blood pressure control and appetite management. 3. The Mediterranean Diet The mediterranean diet was once contending for the best overall diet by U.S News & World Report due to its various health benefits. It has been proven that the mediterranean diet can help with health problems such as strokes, cancers, alzheimers and more. The mediterranean diet focuses on copying the diet of those in the mediterranean area such as the Greeks or Italians because it has been shown they live longer than use in the United States. This diet focuses on vegetables, fruits, seafood, nuts and oils. While on this diet poultry, eggs, cheese, yogurt and most dairy should be eaten in moderation. Red meat should be a very rare meal, if at all. While on this diet it is expected to avoid sugars, grains, and processed meat and foods. If something looks like it was made in a factory, it is best to avoid it on a diet like this. Gunnars Kris, July 2018, “Mediterranean Diet 101: A Meal Plan and Beginner’s Guide” Gunnars Kris, August, 2018, “The Paleo Diet - A Beginner’s Guide Plus Meal Plan” Health US News, “Mediterranean Diet” Mawer Rudy, July, 2018, “The Ketogenic Diet:ADetailedBeginner’sGuide toKeto” MayoClinicStaff,“Paleo Diet: What is it and why is it so popular?” Ravindra Lisa MD, “The Skinny on 7 Diet Trends”

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